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Vehicle:New 2013 Dodge Challenger
Trim:2dr Coupe SXT
Transmission:5-Speed Automatic (W5A580)
Model Code:LCDH22/26E
Availability:National
MSRP:$26,295.00
Destination:$995.00
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Body Style:Mid-Size Cars
Vehicle Size:Compact
Drive Type:RWD
Doors:2
Seating Capacity:5/5 passengers
Engine Block:V
Engline Type:Gas
Cylinders:6
Displacement:3.6 L.
Valves:24
Compression Ratio:10.2:1
Torque:268ft-lbs @ 4800 rpm
Horsepower:305hp @ 6350 rpm
Fuel Type:Regular unleaded
Fuel Capacity:19.5 gal.
Fuel Economy:*18/27
  
Wheelbase:116.0 in.
Overall Length:197.7 in.
Vehicle Width:75.7 in.
Vehicle Height:57.1 in.
Ground Clearance:5.2 in.
Luggage Capacity:16.2 ft3.
Curb Weight:3834 lbs.
Gross Weight:4950 lbs.
Towing Capacity:1000 lbs.
Turning Circle: 38.0 ft.
 
Front Headroom:39.3 in.
Front Legroom:42.0 in.
Rear Headroom:37.4 in.
Rear Legroom:32.6 in.
 
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Reviews
 
The Dodge Challenger is a modern interpretation of the classic American muscle car. Unlike the unrefined pony cars of yesteryear, the Challenger features the fuel efficiency, safety, handling, technology and build quality expected in a contemporary coupe.The Challenger is available in three trims: base, R/T and SRT8. The base trim is powered by a new 305-hp 3.6-litre V6 with a 5-speed automatic transmission. The R/T's 5.7-liter HEMI V8 features 372 horsepower with the standard 5-speed automatic with sequential shift control, and 376 horsepower with the optional 6-speed manual. The SRT8's 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine is mated to a standard 5-speed automatic with sequential shift control or an optional 6-speed manual, and produces 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. Touring suspension, traction control, stability control, 17-inch alloy wheels, KeylessGo entry system, air conditioning and power driver's seat are standard equipment on the base trim, and the R/T adds performance-tuned suspension and steering, 18-inch alloy wheels, and a body color spoiler. The SRT8 features sport suspension with two-mode active dampening, Brembo brakes, limited slip differential, 20-inch forged alloy wheels, high-intensity headlights, dual hood stripes, heated leather seats, rear parking sensors and a Boston Acoustic sound system. Optional equipment includes a multimedia infotainment system with 30-gigabyte hard drive and navigation system, sunroof, and performance tires.The 2013 Dodge Challenger is carried over from 2012.
 
Model Reviews
 
TagLine
 
Modern muscle car.
 
Introduction
 
The Dodge Challenger brings muscle car performance and styling to everyday driving.It's an enjoyable car to drive.The Challenger harkens back to 1970, and the current generation, launched as a 2008 model, amuses and delights us.The 2013 model year brings a new Rallye Redline appearance package, updates to the optional navigation system and, for the top-performing SRT8 392, standard launch control, three-mode adaptive damping, and five new paint colors.

The base Challenger SXT comes reasonably well equipped and gives you the Challenger look and room for a modest price.Its 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 produces 305 horsepower and 268 foot-pounds of torque.But the Challenger is a big car, so even with a 5-speed automatic fuel economy is not its forte: Challenger is EPA rated 18/27 mpg City/Highway.

The Challenger R/T rumbles with a 5.7-liter Hemi V8.The V8 is rated at 372 hp and 400 pound-feet of torque with the 5-speed automatic, or 375 hp and 410 pound-feet of torque with the standard 6-speed manual.The Hemi uses a multiple displacement feature that switches off cylinders to save fuel, but EPA ratings are no better than 16/25 mpg.We think the Challenger R/T is a sweet spot in the lineup.It can be used as a daily driver with less intensity than the SRT8 (and considerable cost savings) yet it's sportier and more fun than the SXT.Challenger R/T is often compared with the Mustang GT and Camaro SS, although Challenger is a bigger car and a more comfortable cruiser.

The Challenger SRT8 392 is named after its Hemi V8's cubic-inch displacement (even though it's actually 391) and that of the legendary Hemi 392 engine of the late 1950s.The 2013 Challenger SRT8 392 comes with a 470-hp 6.4-liter Hemi V8 that also uses cylinder deactivation technology.EPA ratings are 14/23 mpg.Additional features include a heated steering wheel, three-mode adaptive damping and launch control.The SRT8 also comes with big Brembo brakes, the firmest suspension and a limited-slip rear differential.We found the SRT8 392 fast and stable.It's ready to go to the track yet we think it's compliant and controlled enough that it you can drive it daily or just for weekend cruises.

The Challenger is an enjoyable muscle car.Driving it brings a smile to our face and it seems to light up others as well.Everyone seems to like the Challenger.We've driven all the models and like all of them.They all have their own merits but there are distinctions.

The cabin is mundane.Like muscle cars of the past, the Challenger is based on a sedan (the Charger) and the interior borrows heavily from existing materials.The 392 sport seats hold you in place in corners and are designed to accommodate large drivers.Climbing into the back seat is a chore but once in we found it's fine for children, teens and the occasional adults.

 
Lineup
 
The Dodge Challenger SXT ($25,795) comes with a 305-hp 3.6-liter V6 and 5-speed automatic transmission.Standard equipment includes cloth upholstery, 6-way power adjustable driver's seat, four-way manually adjustable front passenger seat, air conditioning, power windows and locks, power mirrors, keyless access and starting, 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat, tilt and telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, cruise control, AM/FM/CD/MP3 6-speaker stereo, auxiliary input jack, trip computer, theft-deterrent system, bright metal fuel filler door, dual chromed rectangular exhaust outlets, and P235/55R18 tires on aluminum wheels.

Options for Challenger include three-coat red paint ($500) and an engine block heater ($95).SXT options include a 276-watt Boston Acoustics stereo ($450), SiriusXM radio ($195) and Uconnect Bluetooth ($395).The SXT Plus package ($2,000) adds Nappa leather upholstery, heated front seats, fog and automatic headlamps, and the three aforementioned SXT options.In conjunction with SXT Plus you can also add navigation ($790), electronic convenience group ($750) and 368-watt, seven-speaker Boston Acoustics sound with HDD and 6.5-inch touch-screen display ($1,295).

New for 2013 is the Rallye Redline package ($3,900), which dresses up the SXT with red stripes, red-accented black chrome 20-inch wheels, and a Radar Red Nappa leather interior.Included are the performance suspension, bigger brakes, and shorter 3.06:1 rear-axle ratio from the V8-powered R/T; plus all SXT Plus equipment. Challenger R/T ($29,995) features a 375-hp 5.7-liter Hemi V8 with 6-speed manual transmission or 5-speed automatic ($1,100); EPA 16/25.R/T adds automatic headlights, auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated outside mirrors, body-colored rear spoiler, fog lamps, 276-watt Boston Acoustics audio with Bluetooth wireless cell phone link, and a USB port.Mechanical upgrades to accompany the added power include bigger brakes, firmer suspension, and quicker steering.

Options include the Super Track Pack ($595) with P245/45ZR20 Goodyear performance tires, heavy duty brakes, sports suspension, performance steering and low-restriction exhaust; Sound Group II ($1,745), electronic convenience group, limited-slip differential ($195), chrome-clad 20-inch wheels ($1,095), and audio upgrades to navigation ($790).An R/T Plus package ($2,000) adds Nappa leather upholstery, heated front seats, security system, HomeLink, the Electronics Convenience Group and ParkSense rear park assist.Another package, R/T Classic ($4,000), includes everything in R/T Plus and adds 20-inch forged alloy wheels, side stripes, functional hood scoops, and HID headlamps.(All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices and do not include destination charge.)

The 2013 Challenger SRT8 392 ($43,775) has a 470-hp 6.4-liter Hemi V8 and a choice of 6-speed manual transmission or 5-speed automatic ($1,100).Other mechanical upgrades include Brembo brakes, a performance suspension, a limited-slip differential, and P245/45R20 tires on polished aluminum wheels.Standard are leather upholstery, heated front seats and steering wheel, bi-xenon headlamps, trip/data computer with performance pages, and keyless access and starting.An SRT also includes a day at the track with the SRT Experience; driver instruction well worth the effort to get there.The SRT8 392 also adds a gas-guzzler tax that runs $1,030.Options include the 900-watt 18-speaker Harman Kardon audio system ($1,995), high-performance staggered-size tires, red leather, moonroof, navigation and premium paints.

Safety features on all Challengers include dual frontal airbags, front side airbags, curtain side airbags, antilock brakes with electronic brake distribution and brake assist, tire-pressure monitor, active front head restraints, stability control and traction control.

 
Walkaround
 
Faithful to the 1970-vintage Challenger that powered its creation, the Challenger features a cool design that should stand the test of time.It is unanimously praised by on-lookers as a cool-looking car and is as faithful to the original as has been done in recent years.

Part of the Challenger's appeal comes from its commanding presence.Many of the Challenger's parts, systems and structures are shared with the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans.It's a big car, just two inches shorter than the Charger but wider and lower.The Challenger is also about nine inches longer than the Ford Mustang, and seven inches longer than the Chevrolet Camaro.

Unlike most new cars, the maximum width is carried well out to the ends resulting in a broad, menacing car.The very wide, horizontal grille, spoilers and taillamps accentuate the width, as does a turret-like roof and window treatment, and the haunches over the rear wheels where the roof fairs into the trunk and the character line kicks up.The proportions all seem just right, from the carrier-deck expanse of flat hood larger than most modern pickups, to the foot-high side glass and dark lower body trim, and into the massive rear roof pillars.

The major lines are only part of the equation, with details just as well executed.The four round lamp units and deeply inset grille of the original are still there, though now the inside lights are turn signals and the outer pair the headlamps.Where signals rode below the bumper on the '70 this one has fog lamps, and careful sculpting has maintained the classic look without destroying aerodynamic efficiency.

From the side, the SRT8 392's 20-inch wheels frame bright red brake calipers and slotted discs, filling large fender openings that are creased along the edges.Hood scoops carry Hemi badges on V8 cars and are functional in that cool air goes in or warm air vents to the atmosphere, but they do not feed cold air straight into the engine; the ducts in the spoiler direct cooling air to the front brakes and small winglets at the front wheel openings better refine airflow.The fixed side rear windows do not allow the full open hardtop of the original with its frameless doors but in a nod to that look Dodge kept the pillars behind the glass so they aren't so obvious.A bright fuel filler cap finishes off the driver's side.The door handles look retro and stylish, but we found them hard to grab.

Out back, there is a full-width panel of red lights with a pair of backup lights wedged in the middle, along with chrome DODGE lettering in a font right out of the 1970s.While only the outer pairs of bulbs light for brake and turn functions, the entire width is used for taillights.All models have dual chrome rectangular exhaust outlets in the lower bumper.

Paintwork on the cars we saw was very good, as it must be, given the vast surfaces lacking any ornamentation or style lines.The paint feels smooth to the touch and looks great.But, at least in V8 form, the Challenger is a muscle car that many insist requires stripes, so plenty of wallpaper is optional.

 
Interior
 
The interior harkens back to the muscle car era in that many muscle cars were born of generic sedans and had similar interiors.The Challenger also mimics Dodge and Chrysler sedans of a few years ago, though with some nicer materials.The cabin appears functional and well put together, but it has the least emotional impact of any aspect of the car.

To preserve the ensconced feeling, the headliner is a dark material.In fact almost everything is dark.In the SRT8 392 we tested the monotony was broken with chrome highlights on the door handles, control knobs and gauge bezels; light-faced instruments; semi-glossy carbon-fiber-look center panel trim; bright leather seats; and a big chrome band around the shifter that bounced sun glare all over and the exclusive SRT steering wheel with aluminum trim.Virtually everything else inside was dark.

While a race-inspired interior is one of the SRT division's major criteria, the primary inspiration here is manifested in the front seats and fat-rim, flat-bottom steering wheel.The contrast-stitched, heavily bolstered buckets in the SRT8 392, with their leather outers and velour inserts, do an excellent job of keeping you in place.However, unlike many so-called sport seats, these do not feel overly firm, though the driver lumbar can tune out some squish in the backrest.Nor are they confining.Big bodies are more prone to be comfortable here than in a BMW or Infiniti sport seat.Front-seat headrests are adjustable for height only and the seatbelt loop goes with it to avoid belt chafing.

The rear seat is quite comfortable and roomier than most would expect.The back seat can accommodate two plus someone little in the middle.Back-seat riders get only moderate legroom, however, caused by the very thick front-seat backrests.The rear bench seat has three shoulder belts, baby seat anchors, a fold-down armrest with cupholders, coat hooks, two central vents, and two integral headrests.The seat folds down to expand the trunk, but the front seat must not be set back too far to be able to flip the seatback down.On the minus side, the only lighting in the back seat area is in the front seat backrests.The side panels are mostly plastic, the windows are fixed, and getting in is a nuisance; the passenger seat has a lift lever that tilts the backrest and slides the seat forward but it doesn't automatically return to its previous position.It may be large, but it is a two-door coupe.

A manual tilt/telescope steering column allows plenty of adjustment and a view of the instruments.The SRT has a smaller heated steering wheel with leather wrapping and metal trim that is more appropriate for a car with the Challenger's sporting intentions.It's smaller, sportier and feels better than the wheel it replaced.The fingertip button arrangement is easy to use.

Lights and the trunk release are to the left on the dash, and the multi-function stalk on the left shows evidence of Dodge's old relationship with Mercedes.It has auto-blink signals (one touch gives 3 blinks, a feature that requires some getting used to or you can disable), flash-to-pass high beams, and washer/wiper controls that require you to take your hand off the wheel to activate them.Cruise control is on a smaller stalk to lower right.

Gauges include fuel on the left (which descends progressively more quickly as the tank is consumed), tachometer, speedometer (140, 160, 180 mph on SXT, R/T, SRT8 respectively) and numbered coolant temperature.All of the gauges are light-faced with dark numbers, and at night they have blue-green illumination that matches the various digital displays.

A message center in the tachometer on SRT8 392 models displays 128 functions, ranging from radio station to performance data.You can do your own 0-60 mph, eighth-mile, quarter-mile, braking distance and lateral acceleration tests.It does fuel economy, too, but we found ourselves happier not looking at that.

Keyless Go on some models is a no-ignition-switch setup that uses a simple pushbutton to start the car.Once inside the car, it's easy to misplace or forget the key because there's no slot for it and the sport seats don't encourage keeping it in your pocket.

Two levels of navigation are offered.The more economical Garmin system has been massaged for 2013 with improved functionality and Dodge-specific graphics, while the Premium Navigation system remains unchanged.Both require the 368-watt Sound Group II package, and both come with a 30-gigabyte hard drive to hold thousands of music files.The top-level Premium Audio system upgrades to 900 watts and 18 Harman Kardon speakers, which clearly outdoes any 1970 quadraphonic 8-track.Led Zeppelin didn't sound this good live in 1970.

Standard three-ring single-zone climate control is lower on the panel, with switches for stability control, hazard lights, seat heaters and such along the bottom.All of the controls except for the door lock and window switches are illuminated.

The center console has a mild lateral slope to the driver, with a small bin ahead of the shifter, two illuminated cupholders behind it, and space under the sliding-top center armrest.The glovebox is typical but the door pockets are split with a larger pocket at the front edge and a smaller pocket near the rear edge.The passenger door armrest has a small bin that might hold an MP3 player or pack of smokes, at least until a hard right turn.

Although the A-pillars are wide, the driver sits far enough away from the windshield to avoid forward blind spots.With the seat positioned low to the glass line, you can see most of the hood.The view to the rear is fairly good, too, because the side glass goes well back and the rear window allows a full view in the mirror.However, the wide rear pillars block your view when backing out of parking spots; a rearview camera would be helpful and add a measure of safety.Also don't pull too far forward at intersections with overhead traffic signals or the roofline may get in your way.When it comes to visibility, the Mustang has it over the Challenger but the Camaro is worse than both.

Trunk space won't be an issue.At more than 16 cubic feet, it matches the Dodge Charger and clearly betters the Mustang, Camaro, and Audi A5.Under the floor you'll find the standard tire-inflator kit (compact spare optional only on SXT and R/T), battery and a vinyl-album-sized bin sure to be filled with a nitrous bottle sooner or later.The 60/40 split rear seat folds wide side on the driver's side.The subwoofers are out of the way, a good thing because there are no tie-downs here so contents will shift.And like an old Challenger, you have to pick up the cargo nearly three feet off the ground, and then over a foot of bodywork before dropping it into the trunk.

 
Driving Impression
 
The Dodge Challenger is a big, rear-wheel-drive car and feels like it.Yet the further up the power and performance scale you go, the lighter it seems to feel.You won't mistake it for driving the lighter Mustang, or even the also-too-heavy Camaro.Other 2+2 two-doors in a similar price range, such as a BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37 or Audi A5, aren't going to be cross-shopped because they're different animals.And it's okay to think of the Challenger SRT8 392 as an animal: A well-behaved animal, but always ready to prowl for prey.

The Challenger SXT drives a lot like the Charger because the Challenger is based on the Charger with four inches taken out between the front and rear wheels.The 3.6-liter V6 has enough oomph to keep up with brisk traffic, and pass without too much fuss.Given the Challenger's extra 300 pounds, it doesn't keep up with a V6 Mustang; heck, a performance package V6 Mustang gives a Challenger R/T a fight.

The next step up is the Challenger R/T.The R/T features a Hemi V8 producing 375 horsepower, along with a firmer suspension, bigger brakes and tires, and a choice of a hefty-shifting 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic.One could arguably have the most fun with the R/T.There's no need to park it in the winter and no miserable ride just because the roads are bad.The R/T goes quite well, with a 0 to 60 mph time less than six seconds.That power comes on strong, but we found it runs out quickly, as the redline is only 5800 rpm.That means drivers choosing the manual will have to pay attention and not be seduced by the Hemi's soundtrack.Sixth gear doesn't do much on the track or around town.It's strictly a highway gear meant for fuel economy; in sixth, the R/T cruises like a pussy cat, churning 1800 rpm at 80 mph.The $13,000 saved versus an SRT8 392 would buy brake/suspension/tire upgrades to your preference and specification, or a serious engine upgrade.

The SRT8 392 has 470 hp and 470 pound-feet of torque on tap, making it a potent car.Zero to 60 mph is in the high four-second range, the car can cover the quarter-mile in the high 12s and the manual runs past 170 mph.The torque really makes the SRT8 392 leap forward when pushed.

It's easy to make an SRT8 392 go fast, you just stand on the gas and point it where you want it to go.Traction control does a very good job of turning controlled wheelspin into thrust, making the SRT8 392 easier to launch than most high-performance manual-transmission cars.There's a solid feel to quick upshifts and it works better the harder you push it.At the other end of the straightaway, the SRT8's big brakes do a commendable job of slowing the pace, just a bit off some benchmark lighter coupes.There is a lot of travel in the brake pedal so initial bite might not be what you expect but keep pushing and you'll stop quickly.

The 2013 SRT8 392 comes with standard Launch Control.The system works somewhat differently on manual and automatic cars, but either way the driver activates it by coming to complete stop, pressing the ESC button twice and then flooring the gas.With the 5-speed automatic the system holds the engine to an ideal 1825 rpm until the driver releases the brake; on manual cars the launch rpm is adjustable from 2500-4500 via the information center’s touch screen.Immediately after launch, traction control takes over to limit wheelspin.

When cruising, the Challenger is civilized.There is authority in the exhaust note but it doesn't sound like authority grabbed the bullhorn until you get into the gas and are rewarded with a satisfying rumble that becomes more howl as it winds up; manual gearbox cars sound like they use different mufflers and have a deeper tone.The automatic delivers crisp-not-jarring upshifts and gets out of first gear in a hurry unless you are hard on the gas.It will downshift once, or again, if you give it the boot.

The Challenger is too big and heavy to merit any consideration as a sports car and isn't ideal for tossing around on tight racetracks or mountain roads.On the 2013 SRT8, at least, Bilstein adaptive damping offers Auto, Sport, and Track modes, giving the driver a choice of shock settings for more comfortable commutes or fully buttoned down for flogging a winding road.It is impressively good given the Challenger’s size and weight.The Challenger is big and nose-heavy, and the SRT8 rolls into a cornering set with minimal body roll and mid-corner correction.

The grip from the optional Goodyear Eagle F1 tires is substantial and the Challenger is surprisingly balanced in turns.In fact, it's quite easy to steer the SRT8 392 with the rear wheels or make it drift.That speaks well to the job Dodge and SRT did with the suspension geometry.The R/T model, by comparison, acts very much the same way, but its reactions are a bit slower.Power isn't as sudden, steering isn't as sharp, the brakes aren't as strong, and the weight doesn't transfer as quickly.It is possible to upset both versions, but you really have to be working at it or totally inattentive.Driven smoothly you will rarely be reigned in by the electronic stability control.And the stability control can be completely turned off on manual transmission cars if it becomes a nuisance on the race track.

Ride quality in the SRT8 392 is decent, thanks not only to the Bilstein three-way dampers but also the standard running gear (lightweight forged aluminum wheels, aluminum-intensive independent suspension all around) that also contributes to its impressive performance.The SRT8 is smooth and quiet enough to cover long distances, and it deals well with even marginal roads.On sheet-flat roads it won't enjoy a significant advantage over the Mustang's solid rear axle, but as the surface gets rougher the Challenger's independent rear suspension should cope better even though the car is heavier.The Challenger's mass becomes most apparent under heavy braking on a rippled road, where many lesser-tuned lighter cars have the same issue.

Even in the SRT8 392, the steering feel isn't as precise as the Mustang's steering.The steering is quick enough, with less than three turns lock-to-lock, but you feel it's dealing with more weight.Maneuverability at low speeds is par for a big car.

The SRT8 392's bi-xenon headlights allow it to be safely driven at freeway speeds or along rural highways in no-moon darkness.And with a bit of German in the bloodlines, the fog lights can be used without the headlights, at least where it's legal to light up the road instead of the fog.

With aerodynamics ever-more-frequently dictating shape and wind patterns, it was refreshing to find the new Challenger can comfortably be driven windows down without buffeting the occupants or thundering their ears.Admit it, at least part of the reason you buy one will be to be seen or listen to that exhaust note.

 
Summary
 
Dodge Challenger boasts a distinctive look that attracts a lot of attention and positive comments.The V6-powered Challenger SXT comes with a moderate price and a more than adequate engine, while the V8-powered Challenger R/T is a good performance value.The Challenger SRT8 392 is the ultimate performance version.Regardless, the Challenger avoids the compromised rear seat and trunk of most coupes because of its size.It's too big and heavy to be a true sport coupe, but it carries that bulk fairly well when pushed.In Hemi Orange Pearl you won't own the road but it will feel like you do.

NewCarTestDrive.com correspondent G.R.Whale filed this report from Los Angeles, with correspondent Kirk Bell reporting from New Jersey.Mitch McCullough contributed to this review.

 
Model Lineup
 
Dodge Challenger SXT ($25,795); R/T ($29,995); SRT8 392 ($43,775).
 
Assembled In
 
Brampton, Ontario, Canada.
 
Options As Tested
 
Performance tire upgrade ($150); Premium navigation ($790), Harman Kardon audio system ($1,995).
 
Model Tested
 
Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 ($43,775).
 
New Car Test Drive
 
Liked Most
 
Fear not, Mopar mavens: Despite every exterior surface being different, the production Challenger is a near-clone of the fervor-building show star, sporting necessary alterations that do little to diminish the shape's impact.
 
Motor Trend
 
Comparison
 
on sheet-flat roads it won't enjoy a significant advantage over the Mustang's solid rear axle, but as the surface gets rougher the more balanced Challenger should cope better even though it's heavier.
 
New Car Test Drive
 
Liked Most
 
Unlike the original Challenger, which had a shapely "fuselage" body that wrapped under at the rocker panels, the new car is slightly more slab-sided. But that's a good thing because it makes this muscular car, with its 20-in. wheels and tires, look as if it is firmly planted to the tarmac.
 
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Standard Equipment
 
Wheels
Diameter, 18Standard
Width, 7.5Standard
Rim Type, Machined aluminumStandard
 
Spare Wheel
Rim type, SteelStandard
 
Spare Tire
Mount Location, Inside under cargoStandard
Size, CompactStandard
 
Suspension
Rear Suspension Type, Multi-linkStandard
Front Suspension Classification, IndependentStandard
Front Spring Type, CoilStandard
Front Stabilizer Bar, RegularStandard
Rear Spring Type, CoilStandard
Class, TouringStandard
Independent, Four-wheelStandard
Front suspension type, Short and long armStandard
 
Lights
Headlights auto delayStandard
Exterior entry lightsStandard
 
Drivetrain
Driven WheelsStandard
Axle ratioStandard
 
Seats
Total Seating Capacity, 5Standard
Front seat type, BucketStandard
seating capacity, 5Standard
 
Passenger Seat
Head Restraint Whiplash Protection, Whiplash protection systemStandard
 
Rear Seats
Folding, Fold forward seatbackStandard
Center armrest, YesStandard
Type, BenchStandard
 
Locks
Power door locks, Remote power door locksStandard
2-Stage unlocking, 2-stage unlockingStandard
 
Windows
Power windowsStandard
Front wipers - intermittentStandard
Privacy glassStandard
Rear defoggerStandard
 
Mirrors
Driver mirror adjustment, Power remoteStandard
Passenger mirror adjustment, Power remoteStandard
Vanity mirrors, Dual vanity mirrorsStandard
 
Convenience Features
Cruise control, Cruise controlStandard
Power steering, Speed-proportional power steeringStandard
Steering wheel, Tilt and telescopicStandard
Audio controls on steering wheel, Audio controlsStandard
Cruise controls on steering wheel, Cruise controlsStandard
Cupholders, Front and rearStandard
Remote trunk release, PowerStandard
Door pockets, Driver and passengerStandard
Retained accessory power, Retained accessory powerStandard
Overhead console, Mini with storageStandard
Passenger seat easy entry, NoStandard
Center Console, Full with covered storageStandard
Multi-function remote, Trunk/hatch/door/tailgateStandard
 
Comfort Features
Reading lights, FrontStandard
Steering wheel trim, Leather/metal-lookStandard
Dash trim, Metal-lookStandard
Floor mats, Carpet front and rearStandard
Cargo area light, Cargo area lightStandard
 
Instrumentation
TachometerStandard
Trip computerStandard
ClockStandard
Low fuel levelStandard
 
Exterior Features
Tailpipe finisherStandard
 
Audio System
Antenna Type, Window gridStandard
In-Dash CD, SingleStandard
Radio, AM/FM stereoStandard
 
Doors
Rear door type, TrunkStandard
 
Truck Features
Door reinforcementStandard
BumpersStandard
 
Airbags
Head airbags, Curtain 1st and 2nd rowStandard
Passenger Airbag, YesStandard
Driver Airbag, YesStandard
 
Stability and Traction
Traction controlStandard
 
Seatbelts
Rear center seatbelt, 3-point beltStandard
Seatbelt pretensioners, FrontStandard
 
Transmission
Manual / automatic, AutomaticStandard
Automatic type, AutomaticStandard
Transmission Hill Holder, Transmission hill holderStandard
 
Engine
Max RPM, 6,350 RPMStandard
Torque, 268 lb.-ft.Standard
Valve Gear, DOHCStandard
Total Valves, 24Standard
Engine Configuration, VStandard
Displacement, 220 cu.in.Standard
Vehicle Emissions, ULEV IIStandard
Horse Power, 305 hpStandard
Variable Valve Timing, Variable valve timingStandard
Max Torque RPM, 4,800 RPMStandard
Compression Ratio, 10.20 : 1Standard
Keyless Ignition, Doors and ignitionStandard
 
Security
engine immobilizer, Engine immobilizerStandard
 
Headrests
Adjustable Front Headrests, Manual adjustableStandard
 
Driver Seat
Adjustable lumbar support, Power 4-wayStandard
Manual Adjustments, 8Standard
Height Adjustable, PowerStandard
 
Brakes
Braking assist, Braking assist inchesStandard
Front brakes, Ventilated disc inchesStandard
 
ABS Brakes
ABS, 4-wheelStandard
 
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Available Optional Equipment
The list of optional equipment below represents a mix of optional dealer or factory installed features. Some must be added by the manufacturer during the production process whilst others can be installed here at the point of purchase. Please note that this list is intended for informational purposes only. If you have any questions please contact us for clarification. 
 
Emissions
 
50 State Emissions   * 
 
Internal Options
 
Anti-Lock Brakes   * 
Anti-Lock 4-Wheel Disc Performance Brakes   * 
MOPAR Premium Floor Mats w/Logo   * 
MOPAR Car Cover   * 
215mm Rear Axle   * 
Rear View Auto Dim Mirror w/Microphone   * 
Sun Visors w/Illuminated Vanity Mirrors   * 
Power Heated Fold-Away Mirrors   * 
Temperature & Compass Gauge   * 
Garmin Navigation System   * 
GPS Navigation   * 
Heated Front Seats   * 
Automatic Headlamps   * 
Fog Lamps   * 
Security Alarm   * 
Red Center Stripe   * 
MOPAR Bright Door Sill Guards   * 
Rear Bodycolor Spoiler   * 
6 Boston Acoustics Speakers   * 
7 Boston Acoustic Speakers w/Subwoofer   * 
276 Watt Amplifier   * 
368 Watt Amplifier   * 
900 Watt Amplifier   * 
6.5 Touch Screen Display   * 
18 Speakers Premium Audio System   * 
Bluetooth Streaming Audio   * 
SIRIUSXM Travel Link   * 
SIRIUSXM Traffic   * 
Audio Jack Input for Mobile Devices   * 
Remote USB Port   * 
Performance Steering   * 
Performance Suspension   * 
For More Info, Call 888-539-7474   * 
1-Year SIRIUSXM Radio Service   * 
1-Year SIRIUSXM Traffic Service   * 
1-Year SIRIUSXM Travel Link Service   * 
MOPAR Bright Pedal Kit   * 
Remote Start System   * 
Steering Wheel Mounted Shift Control   * 
MOPAR T-Grip Shifter   * 
Tire Service Kit   * 
Sport Mode   * 
Universal Garage Door Opener   * 
Tire Pressure Monitoring Display   * 
40GB Hard Drive w/20GB Available   * 
40GB Hard Drive w/28GB Available   * 
Integrated Voice Command w/Bluetooth   * 
 
Other Options
 
Destination Surcharge (Hawaii)   $50 
Monotone Paint Application   * 
Electronics Convenience Group   $750 
Engine Block Heater   $95 
Engine Block Heater (Regional)   * 
Manufacturer's Statement of Origin   * 
MOPAR Interior Appearance Group   $945 
ParkSense Rear Park Assist System   $300 
Power Sunroof   * 
harman kardon Audio Group   $1,995 
SIRIUS Satellite Radio   $195 
Sound Group   $450 
Sound Group II   $1,295 
Super Sport Group (SS/T) (Discontinued):
Includes paddle shifters.
   $1,500 
Radio: Uconnect 130 AM/FM/CD/MP3   * 
Radio: Uconnect 430 CD/DVD/MP3/HDD   * 
Radio: Uconnect 430N CD/DVD/MP3/HDD/NAV   * 
Radio: Uconnect 730N CD/DVD/MP3/HDD/NAV   $790 
Uconnect Voice Command w/Bluetooth   $395 
Sinister Super Sport Group (Discontinued)   $1,700 
 
Packages
 
Quick Order Package 26E SXT   * 
Quick Order Package 26G SXT Plus   $2,000 
Quick Order Package 26H Rallye Redline   $3,900 
 
Powertrain
 
3.06 Rear Axle Ratio (DISC)   $100 
3.07 Rear Axle Ratio   $100 
 
Seats & Seat Trim
 
Cloth Low-Back Bucket Seats   * 
Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats   * 
 
Wheels & Tires
 
Tires: P235/55R18 BSW AS Performance   * 
Tires: P245/45R20 BSW AS Performance   * 
Wheels: 18 x 7.5 Aluminum   * 
Wheels: 20 x 8.0 Chrome Clad Aluminum (DISC)   * 
Wheels: 20 x 8 Black Chrome Clad Aluminum   * 
Wheels: 20 x 8 Painted Aluminum (DISC)   * 
*See dealer for details
 
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